Å danne adverb fra adjektiv

I de fleste tilfellene dannes adverb ved å legge til endelsen -ly til et adjektiv.

Adjektiv Adverb
cheap cheaply
quick quickly
slow slowly

Hvis adjektivet slutter i -y, erstatt y-en med i og legg til -ly.

Adjektiv Adverb
easy easily
angry angrily
happy happily
lucky luckily

Hvis adjektivet slutter i -able, -ible, eller -le, erstatt -e med -y.

Adjektiv Adverb
probable probably
terrible terribly
gentle gently

Hvis adjektivet slutter i -ic, legg til -ally. Unntak: public -> publicly.

Adjektiv Adverb
basic basically
tragic tragically
economic economically

Noen adverb har samme form som adjektivet: early, fast, hard, high, late, near, straight, & wrong

Eksempler
  • It is a fast car.
  • He drives very fast.
  • This is a hard exercise.
  • He works hard.
  • We saw many high buildings.
  • The bird flew high in the sky.

Well er adverbet som tilsvarer adjektivet good.

Eksempler
  • He is a good student.
  • He studies well.
  • She is a good pianist.
  • She plays the piano well.
  • They are good swimmers.
  • They swim well.